District 26-M2 Newsletters

Message from the District Governor Joe

Greeting Lions,

Well here we are in early April and spring is upon us. As things come back to their natural colors and start to bloom, Lions and their Clubs are doing the same. We need to asset our communities and see where we need to focus. Remember that things change year to year, so don’t take everything for granted.

Lion Michelle and I are looking forward to representing this great district at the 2019 State Convention in St Joseph Missouri. This year is a little different than the last few because we as lions have the opportunity to meet the incoming International president for 2019/2020. His name is Dr. Jung-Yul Choi and he is coming from Busan Korea to meet the Lions of Missouri. I hope you will be able to attend.

As we as a district move into spring and on to summer, I move closer to the end of my term as District Governor. There is a stepping stone that I wanted to put behind this district in 2015/2016 that was not accomplish, and I am staying POSITIVE that we as a district will make the GOAL!!! My goal for this year was to end the year POSITIVE ONE in membership. So I am going to ask that everyone PLEASE ask someone to join the LIONS. All we need is 2 members per club and no drops!!! Everyone take your vitamins.


Yours in Lionism,

DG Lion Joe Foster

District Governor 26-M2


Message from District Governor-Elect George


The time is getting closer, the emails from the International and State Lions offices are increasing and the District Governor job is becoming Real ..... FAST.

Thank you all for All of your support in the past, present and the future. Together we will make this upcoming year Fun, Productive and an Inspiration to others.

With that being said, DG Joe still needs us in his year. We need to help other clubs, help your communities and JUST ASK ONE new person to join your club. If every club brought in 1 member between now and the end of the year, we would have positive growth.

The State Lions Convention is May 3rd - 5th in St Joe. We are bringing in 1st VP of Lions Dr Choi to be our guest speaker. This is a GREAT opportunity to meet our New Future President. He is a great Lion and will speak of his experiences so far being a World leader.

Last but not least....Lion Jennifer, myself, 1st VDG elect Sandee, Lion Ed, 2ndVDG elect Devin and Lion Marcie along with the whole cabinet are here for All of you. We are here to help your club with questions, fundraisers or anything else you may need; just contact us and we will be there.

"Aspire to Inspire"

DG-Elect Lion George Winkeler Jr.
District Governor - Elect 26-M2


Message from 1st Vice District Governor-Elect Sandee

Fellow Lions,

What’s up? What’s happening in your Club? In your community? I hope that this issue of the ROAR will be filled with news of the great things happening in M2 as we finish the last quarter of the 2018-2019 year!

Recent issues of our District newsletter have been full of colorful flyers for Clubs’ fundraisers but little or no news. Thank you to Lion Editor Dave for his hard work to arrange submissions (and for reminding the DG Team to write their letters.) But he needs your help to publish something that members consider worth reading. Write an article that tugs at our heart strings. Share your accomplishments and strategies. Your successes may inspire other Clubs to up their game.

Be sure to get your flyers to Lion Becky Speeler who will post them to social media; PCC Kimberly will add them to the calendar. But sometimes the old ways are very affective. Personally invite other Clubs and members to help out or just drop in. Visit and support other Lions Clubs in and out of our District. As the song goes, “That’s What Friends are For!”

I hope to see you at many upcoming BBQs and trivia nights.

1st VDG-Elect Lion Sandee Marshall
1st Vice District Governor - Elect 26-M2




Deadline for the next issue of The Lions That Roar is
June 12th.

Now is the time to for you to get an article in spotlighting your club or a special event. Pictures will be used whenever possible. Do you want to share why you became a Lion? Maybe you can inspire others.

Please send to the 2018-2019 Editor Lion Dave Kinkade at editor@lions26m2.org.